Newborn Brain Injuries Due To Delayed C-Sections

As a patient, you trust that your physician and other individuals on your medical team will always look out for your health and your best interests. When you are giving birth, you trust that these professionals will safeguard not just your health but your newborn's health as well.

There can be no greater disappointment than when a health care team fails to act in accordance with the high standards set forth by the medical community. When your life or your health is on the line, it can be terrifying. When it is your baby's life or health, the fear further amplifies.

The Columbus attorneys at Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty provide trusted and experienced legal guidance to parents of newborns who have sustained brain injuries due to delivery and birth complications, including failure to perform cesarean sections. We offer free initial consultations — schedule yours today by calling us toll-free at 866-856-0433.

Obstetrical negligence resulting in brain injuries can be difficult and devastating for many reasons. In addition to seeing your child suffer and struggle, you may also face a lifetime of doctor's appointments and medical bills. Our lawyers understand the emotions and frustrations that parents can experience throughout the course of their child's life, and we strive to offer the legal help needed to address many of these problems.

How Do Brain Injuries Happen During Birth?

In a C-section, the baby is delivered through an incision in the mother's abdomen. While some C-sections are planned, many are not. If a C-section is performed as an emergency procedure, it may be due to:

  • A difficult, slow or stopped labor
  • Signs of fetal distress
  • Umbilical cord risks
  • Placenta risks
  • A baby that is too large for a vaginal delivery

Delayed C-sections involve a doctor's failure to make a timely decision to perform the C-section and ultimately prevent injury or death to either the mother or baby. When the procedure is delayed, even by just a minute or two, the baby can suffer from hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain). Lack of oxygen that was caused by failure to perform a C-section in a timely manner can result in cerebral palsy and other types of brain damage.

Talk To A Lawyer Today In A Free Initial Consultation

Our Columbus birth injury lawyers at Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty provide top-of-the-line representation. We have access to a vast network of resources, a full command of relevant medical terminology and above all else are dedicated to securing the best possible outcome for your family. Call us today at 866-856-0433 or contact us online to arrange your free initial consultation.